Diving with Mike Lodise of Backscatter Photography

I was excited to get in the water with Mike Lodise from Backscatter and try out my new GoPro rig. The setup that Backscatter has donated for my internship consists of a Hero 3+ camera in a dual-grip tray with two Sola 2000 video lights. Mike took me diving at Nubble Lighthouse in York, ME to try out this new system. The visibility was great and we saw many lobsters, flounders, and pollock. Using the camera was lots of fun. I spent most of my time videoing and interacting with the bottom dwelling flounder. The video lights were great for illuminating cracks, crevices, and overhangs which would otherwise be too dark to see into. I found lots of hiding lobsters this way. I found that the dual handled tray helped my stability greatly while filming, which is a huge benefit for film quality. Finally, the GoPro was fitted with a magenta filter which helps restore natural color to the captured images. This made all my videos come through much more colorfully, which looks great! Thanks so much for taking me out, Mike, and helping get set up with all this great gear.